Tech Talk: vortex generators

Jimbo explains how to increase the stall angle and decrease the stall speed

Jim Reed checking on raceplanes

A wing stall will cost the pilot valuable time in the track, so the technicians and teams come up with ideas on how to try to lower the chances of this happening. Red Bull Air Race Technical Director Jim 'Jimbo' Reed explains one technique – vortex generators – and how they can help...